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Former Bayside Ambulance Corps looks ahead to 70th anniversary serving the community of Bayside


Feb. 29, 2024 By Rachel Butler Approaching a milestone 70th anniversary in Bayside next year, the organization formerly known as the Bayside Volunteer Ambulance Corps, now known as the BVAC Rescue Response Training Center, commemorates its rich history since its inception in 1955. This spring, the organization is set to host a commemorative event at…
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Bayside arts organization launching exhibition at Queens College for Women’s History Month


Feb. 26, 2024 By Rachel Butler A Bayside-based arts organization is launching a month-long exhibition at Queens College located in Flushing next month in celebration of March being women’s history month. The Garage Art Center, a non-profit, is showcasing the work of 23 women in a show called “Femina Creativa: Celebrating Women in New York,”…
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Queens Council Member Sandra Ung honors Flushing healthcare worker


Feb. 21, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens Council Member Sandra Ung honored the long standing career of a Korean American healthcare advocate who worked at a senior care and rehabilitation facility in Flushing for almost 30 years in a ceremony on Feb. 16. Charlton Rhee worked as an administrator at United Plaza Care Center, located…
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Council Member Sandra Ung opens new office in Flushing


Feb. 13, 2024 By Rachel Butler Council Member Sandra Ung, who represents Flushing and surrounding areas, officially opened her new office at 136-21 Latimer Pl. with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday Feb. 12. The council member’s office used to be located in downtown Flushing on 38th Avenue. That office had also been used by previous council members and had been in operation since 2001. Ung said that while the old location was convenient for some people who live or work in downtown Flushing, it was not for her other constituents due to the volume of traffic in the area…
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Children’s puppet show to debut at Flushing Town Hall for Valentine’s Day


Feb. 2, 2024 By Rachel Butler A family-friendly puppet show is debuting at Flushing Town Hall on Feb. 17. about the power of kindness in recognition of Valentine’s Day.  The show, performed by the Axis Theatre Company, will be based on a popular children’s book by American author Eileen Spinelli, telling the story of Mr….
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Queens College celebrating Black History Month with exhibition highlighting program that aids students from low-income backgrounds

Queens College

Feb. 1, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens College in Flushing is celebrating Black History Month with a new exhibition focusing on a long-established student support program. The exhibition focuses on what’s known as the SEEK program, a program that assists students from low-income backgrounds by covering college fees, while also providing them with personal tutors,…
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Lewis Latimer House Museum launches contest for school children to celebrate Black History Month

Lewis Latimer

Jan. 30, 2024 By Rachel Butler A local Queens museum has launched a creative contest for school children in kindergarten through twelfth grade to celebrate Black History Month. The Lewis Latimer House Museum in Flushing, which celebrates the life and work of the African American poet, inventor and artist Lewis Latimer, is inviting school children…
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